Tag Archives: Billy

Next up, Billy and his harem

Our two friends Gunny and Rosie are finally complete. I don’t know what their actual accommodations are (especially in winter!) but they both look quite happy here in an autumn-setting pasture. Will see if I can get the painting delivered … Continue reading

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Wonder Horse

I rode my Billy again this week, after a couple of weeks off, and this horse continues to amaze me. Usually when I first get on, his trot is short, choppy and a little lopsided. Not this time. He trotted … Continue reading

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Not just a good ride; best ride ever

I s-o–o-o wish I had video of this, but I had no idea it would be so good and blew off bringing my camera. I got on Billy tonight for the first time in at least three weeks. We had … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law of Horsekeeping

If they can find a way to hurt themselves, they will. Billy got himself into trouble again. Went out to the pasture to bring him in for a little fun workout yesterday, and noticed he was favoring his right front … Continue reading

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All play and no work at the dressage show

I was supposed to set up my portrait booth this weekend at Billy’s barn, Willow Tree Equestrian Center in Bangor, Michigan. They are hosting a 2-day dressage show, and I would have been at my appointed place ready to talk … Continue reading

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“A Damn Good Ride”

I rode three horses today, which I think is some sort of record for me. The last one on the list was Billy, who I haven’t ridden since early May. He was simply wonderful. From my work with him on … Continue reading

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News Flash–First ride on Billy since…late September?

I had no intention of getting on my horse today. I’ve been using my jump saddle as a surcingle to longe him, since I’m too cheap to buy a real surcingle. Karin, my trainer, saw him with the saddle and … Continue reading

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Horse talk, Billy style

I have such a wonderful trainer! We’ve been playing with Billy on the longe line for about a month and a half now, only once or twice a week, to see if we can keep his muscle tone up so … Continue reading

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Fun with Mr. Bill

I brought Billy to the indoor ring today so he could roll in some nice dry dirt (which, with his 2″ long winter coat was not as much fun for me as for him). He had a great time. My … Continue reading

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Winter at Willow Tree

A few scenes from this morning–not so many words, just pictures to enjoy. Click on any image for a larger view. Maybe an early spring this year? Who knows–horses are starting to shed already!

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